Microsoft to Share Some IE 9 Details at PDC

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-11-17 Print this article Print

Microsoft is slated to share some information about Internet Explorer 9 at the company's Professional Developers Conference.

LOS ANGELES-Microsoft is slated to share some information on Internet Explorer 9 at the company's Professional Developers Conference here.

According to sources and published reports, Microsoft will reveal some details about the next version of its IE browser during the keynote session on Nov. 18.

In his PDC keynote on Nov. 17, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie spoke of the value of IE and Silverlight to Microsoft's overall development platform.

A post on said:

"According to sources close to Neowin, Microsoft VP Steven Sinofsky is set to unveil the software giant's plans for Internet Explorer 9 tomorrow. Neowin understands that the company is planning a technical preview of Internet Explorer 9 for developers and customers, but that the bits and preview may not be available immediately."

And All About Microsoft added:

"Even before IE 8 was released, developers and users already had a long list of feature improvements that they are hoping the Microsoft IE team [will include] in IE 9.

"Microsoft released IE 8 to the Web in March 2009. The team has been on a mission to deliver new releases of IE more rapidly, but it's unclear whether the IE team will be able to get a new version out any faster than every two years." 

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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